The Faraday Shield's coated aluminum panels are designed to withstand to be abrasion and chemically resistant. The Faraday Shield includes a two-position shelf, four binding post holes for flexible configurations, multiple entry points for cables or gas hose placement, and handles for easy movement. The Faraday Shield is large enough to accommodate our MultiPort Cell and Optical Bench.
The unit is flat-packed for easier shipping. Assembly can be completed in less than ten minutes with no tools required.
A grounding lug is included for easy connection to the potentiostat's ground. The potentiostat ground must be connected to the Faraday cage for proper shielding. If the potentiostat is independently connected to an earth ground source, then this ground connection is sufficient to earth the Faraday cage. If the Faraday Shield™ is connected to a source of earth ground independent the potentiostat it is highly recommended that the potentiostat NOT be connected to another earth source, but only the Faraday Shield.
The EIS results for an insulating coating on a metal substrate shown on the right illustrate this concept perfectly. The blue dots are without the use of a Faraday cage while the red diamonds are with a Faraday cage. Environmental noise in the form of electromagnetic radiation is easily observable when not using a Faraday cage.
Blue dots are without the use of a Faraday cage
Red diamonds are with a Faraday cage